Discover New Music

Last.fm is a music discovery service that gives you personalised recommendations based on the music you play.

Start your Last.fm profile Close window

The Band Of Joy

Tags

Everyone’s tags

More tags

Biography

The Band of Joy were a 1960s rock band from Birmingham, England.

The band is notable as the last of several line-ups included two musicians, Robert Plant and John Bonham who went on to join Led Zeppelin; and, to a lesser degree, because the band’s roadie was Noddy Holder.

The earliest incarnation of the group was formed in 1966 by Plant. Conflicts with the band’s management led to Plant leaving the group after a few months. He quickly tried to form his own Band of Joy, but it soon folded. A third incarnation of the band, including Plant’s childhood friend John Bonham, lasted from 1967 to mid-1968. Their brand of soul and blues was popular with Birmingham mods. The final lineup recorded a number of demo recordings in early 1968, but broke up in May 1968 when a recording contract failed to materialise.

1967–1968 lineup

* Robert Plant — lead vocals
* Kevyn Gammond — guitar, vocals
* Chris Brown — organ
* Paul Lockey — bass guitar, guitar, vocals
* John Bonham — drums

Listening Trend

192listeners all time
1,249scrobbles all time
Recent listeners trend:

Start scrobbling and track your listening history

Last.fm users scrobble the music they play in iTunes, Spotify, Rdio and over 200 other music players.

Create a Last.fm profile